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by bgreen
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG7
Replies: 18
Views: 332

Re: TBG7

I'm not planning on going too high volume but probably a bit more than the current 21-22 litres. Where there is a nice peak or lump to launch from, this is less of an issue. Burying the tail and launching can help sometimes, as well as bigger fins, but they can be a killer on the legs sometimes or a...
by bgreen
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: New paipo interview: Terry Wilson from the UK
Replies: 0
Views: 15

New paipo interview: Terry Wilson from the UK

The last paipo interview was published in 2018. It featured Pete Berry an innovative guy who made and rode kneeboards, but started off on paipo boards and retained an interest in them. This interview is with another innovator, Terry Wilson from the UK. The UK is better known for wooden bellyboards. ...
by bgreen
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG7
Replies: 18
Views: 332

Re: TBG7

Thanks Nomas.

Basically, whether flat faced or hollow, I wanted something that will get me into bigger waves earlier. The issue with fuller waves is there no barrel to pull into.

At this stage I may refine my current design or get something different - a discussion yet to be had.
by bgreen
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG7
Replies: 18
Views: 332

Re: TBG7

Hello Nomas, From the above dimensions, your boards are about 1" narrower than mine, 1/8" thicker and 6" shorter but have a bit more volume. I'm considering a higher volume board, for bigger, fuller/flatter walled waves that are harder to get into. When you want to increase volume for...
by bgreen
Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Bali paipo
Replies: 6
Views: 71

Re: Bali paipo

Krusher,

Did they look like this?
Deus_Belly_Board_0012.jpg

Bob
by bgreen
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:01 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Bali paipo
Replies: 6
Views: 71

Re: Bali paipo

The founder of Kuta lines was Tony Brown,. They4 didn't make boards, so the logo may be a Balinese copy.
by bgreen
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Bali paipo
Replies: 6
Views: 71

Re: Bali paipo

I'm told the logo is that of Kuta Lines from Newcastle. Seems like they have a retail presence in Bali. I'm seeking more info.
by bgreen
Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: French paipo
Replies: 15
Views: 136

Re: French paipo

I have a very low rocker fibgreglass board. As soon as a wave gets hollow it nosedives. My advice, unless only riding really full waves, a reasonable level of rocker is advisable. Quite a while ago, there was a discussion about board length. I think Larry Goddard had advocated .7 of your height. Rod...
by bgreen
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: French paipo
Replies: 15
Views: 136

Re: French paipo

Sean Ross rides places like Cloudbreak and G-Land on a HPD, but then he rode them at Pipeline as well. For your average person, they are a great planning machine suited to long walls. Trying one recently, you need to put time into them, to get the most out of them. The sense of width took some adjus...
by bgreen
Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Mediterranean Paipo Sessions (Valencia, Winter 2021)
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Mediterranean Paipo Sessions (Valencia, Winter 2021)

The flattening effect of a POV seems to reduce a decent size wave to a fat shoulder so I think they are most interesting for a barrel view. My aim is to see if I can get a few decent barrel views this year or next. I bought a shoulder mount but haven't used it yet. Somewhere hollow with no-one else ...
by bgreen
Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: French paipo
Replies: 15
Views: 136

Re: French paipo

Zensuni, Does your shaper use AKU shaper or similar? If so, have a look at what the volume that results from your design. I like a lower volume board, but have gone too low if I want to catch larger waves. The volume may have been ok for a younger guy. I also used to go very thin in the nose area, f...
by bgreen
Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG7
Replies: 18
Views: 332

Re: TBG7

Out of curiosity, what is the volume target.

Are the fins further forward compared to your other boards. Modern kneeboards seem to have moved fins way forward compared to older boards.
by bgreen
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Getting Churchill fins to fit
Replies: 12
Views: 893

Re: Getting Churchill fins to fit

The weight of the fin, hanging from the strap stretches the strap, is utilising gravity.
by bgreen
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Re-shape
Replies: 13
Views: 346

Re: Re-shape

The hop: https://youtu.be/mAp48UqnizI

Paulownia is pretty standard, doesn't need glassing. A wood board is obviously very different to a foam one to ride. Ryan Byrch rode unglassed slabs of foam.

https://laundrysurfer.wordpress.com/lord-board/
by bgreen
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:31 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Re-shape
Replies: 13
Views: 346

Re: Re-shape

Just too be clear, "But with any size, combined with chop, the board bucked. It hopped, it chattered and my rides were basically holding on." If you mean, you are going fast and the board starts skipping like a stone over water, then welcome you are going to find over time. On a stand-up b...
by bgreen
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Getting Churchill fins to fit
Replies: 12
Views: 893

Re: Getting Churchill fins to fit

Thanks Dave and you've obviously come across fir problems.

What is the advantage of gel, heat and tennis balls over gravity?
by bgreen
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Anyone from near San Francisco (not Santa Monica)on the forum?
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: Anyone from near San Francisco (not Santa Monica)on the forum?

Thanks Kage. I bit the bullet and ordered a https://stuntmancameramounts.com/produc ... ras-stm360

I wanted to check out quality and durability when wet. I emailed them and got one reply but not a reply to stretch when wet.
by bgreen
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Anyone from near San Francisco (not Santa Monica)on the forum?
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: Anyone from San Francisco on the forum?

Thanks Uncle G, an assumption on my part and not being up on US geography
by bgreen
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: TBG5
Replies: 120
Views: 33946

Re: TBG5

Thanks. I didn't Malcolm had made a lot of BBs. I know 3 suspects who ride them, but obviously not your customer.
by bgreen
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Anyone from near San Francisco (not Santa Monica)on the forum?
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Anyone from near San Francisco (not Santa Monica)on the forum?

In my quest to find a Go-Pro set-up that is not a helmet or a board fixture that would lobotomise me. Jarrett Liu has been experimenting with shoulder straps. I came across these: https://stuntmancameramounts.com/ I've e-mailed the company about suitability in the surf and salt water. A personalized...